Hello lovelies! It’s Wednesday, which means I get to post another Top 5 Wednesday. Come and join our Goodreads group, we don’t bite, I promise 🙂 This week’s topic is all about giving props to authors for giving their characters awesome names. Now… I feel like my list is a little bit lame because it’s not like these names are absolutely crazy but I like them so, yeah. Anyway, let’s just get into the list!
Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
I genuinely think I could fill this whole list with characters from Darren Shan’s books, but then it would get a bit boring so I’ll just mention one. I actually made a Flashback Friday post about this series where I fangirled about how much I love it and it’s characters. Vancha March is one of my favourites from this series and he just so happens to have a very cool and original name. I mean, the name “Vancha March” just sounds superior to me… like you have to always call him by his first and second name. Y’feel? For any of you who don’t know who this character is, he’s a vampire prince (and he’s tinged green lol).
Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
Ooft, that was a mouthful. Anyway, you guys know I love the Game of Thrones TV show… I even just posted the Ultimate Game of Thrones Book Tag. For all of you who watch the show/ read the books then you’ll know that Dany is a complete and utter badass (with dragons). The only thing that is more badass than her, is her ridiculous amount of titles which seems to continue to grow with every new season. If you want to know what each individual title means then click right here.
Eli Ever and Victor Vale
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Okay, okay, I know I’m technically cheating with this one but these two are both from the same book so I’m counting them as one. Usually alliterative names annoy me a bit within literature, especially if there is more than one of them in the same storyline but I’m totally breaking that rule here. These two names work perfectly for an anti-hero series, especially since they’re both frenemies. I feel like, because they both have a magical power, that they needed a really awesome name too (and these names are pretty cool).
Étienne St. Clair
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Oh Étienne, his name rhymes off the tongue so well. I love the name Étienne and the way French people pronounce words, so this character had to make it onto this list. I am so behind on my review books at the moment but I really want to reread Anna and the French Kiss… maybe I’ll get to it over summer!
Ps. WHY HAS THIS BOOK NOT BEEN OPTIONED FOR A BLOODY MOVIE YET?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
This is by far the most random character on this list but she definitely deserves to be here! I know I just went on a little rant about alliterative names but HP is exempt from all of my rules because I love it so much. Anyway, in my opinion, Ravenclaw is the coolest and most badass sounding name of all of the Hogwart’s houses (I may be slightly bias). I don’t think people ever give enough credit to J.K. for creating such wonderful names, but here I am saying it: ALL HAIL J.K. ROWLING. Oh, Rowena was also Scottish which means I would probably put her on this list even if her name wasn’t completely awesome (definitely bias).